Charlie Cornish was one of Woodlesford’s characters. This photo shows him with his dad, Ernest Cornish, on the right, and neighbour Bob Muscroft from Green Lea, on the left. Both of them worked at Water Haigh Colliery. Although he didn’t work at the pit himself Charlie had two hobbies which were common amongst local pitmen, football and keeping homing pigeons. For many years he kept the pigeons in a loft on an allotment overlooking Woodlesford station.
Click on the link below to hear Charlie talking about growing up in Woodlesford and his passion for racing pigeons.